Definitions for "Nationalism"
An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation.
National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.
A devotion to one's country; patriotism;
The policy of advocating the independence of one's country.
The policy of advocating the interests of one's own country exclusively, regardless of effects of a country's actions on other countries.
The love of a country, identity with its heritage and willingness to sacrifice for it.
a feeling of community among a people, based on descent, language, and religion
As a form “imagined community”, the nation is both example and instigator of the process by which identities that are constructed or imagined come to assume the force of nature . One useful way to approach the significance of the nation as a source of modern identity is to think about the relationship between nations and nationalism. Our usual, common-sense way of understanding the relationship is to see the nation—a people defined by collective belonging to an extensive community, usually defined in relation to a specific territory—as primary, with nationalism as a frequent, though not inevitable by-product.   Recent theories of the development of nations (Anderson, Gellner) suggest that the relationship might best be understood as working the other way around: that is, nations are how the ideological impulse of nationalism is legitimated and given concrete shape. See also Close-Up box 7.3 in textbook.
the promotion of the interests of one's own nation above all others
Keywords:  attachment
The state of being national; national attachment; nationality.